We like these cookies A LOT!
I tried to bake them after cutting (like the cookie on the left with the flower) and after drying 12 hours (like the squirrel and the cookie on top): if you want a clear pattern without cracks, it%u2019s better you let them dry at least 12 hours. In this way they will spread only on the bottom.
Growing up in Switzerland we baked these cookies a lot and we always let them dry overnight . That way they develop a "good foot " as my mom used to say . And they stay nice and white .